The White Hart
The White Hart Pub sits at the centre of the stunning 1,200 acre Dartington estate, nestled alongside the medieval Great Hall under the bowers of ancient trees. Choose a table in the grand feasting hall under a dramatic 60 foot beamed ceiling, in the cosy snug area or out on the gorgeous Great Lawn terrace. In the summer it’s the perfect spot to sit outside with a pint and let the kids run around the lawn.
We offer locally-sourced lunches and dinners full of flavour, freshly prepared by our dedicated team of chefs. We are the holder of a Sustainable Restaurant Association star, and have a menu to delight all tastebuds.
Mon-Sun: Food service 12pm-9pm. Bar 12pm – late
Getting here: See ‘before your visit‘ for maps and directions. The what3words code for the White Hart is inhaled.airliners.tangling
Steeped in medieval royal history…
The main Feasting Hall at The White Hart is one of the oldest buildings on the Dartington Estate. Originally a kitchen in the Grade I Listed courtyard of Dartington Hall, it was built between 1388-1400 by John Holand, half-brother of King Richard II. You can still see a rare and original example of the King’s “white hart” crest in the ceiling of the adjoining Great Hall entrance.
The pub’s Feasting Hall still has many interesting features evocative of a former time – the huge wooden oven ‘hood’ and ‘spit boy’ recesses in each side where those turning the huge spits of meat could shelter from the fire’s heat. Notice also the quirky ‘stairs to nowhere’ running along the back wall – to this day, no one knows where they lead!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR FOOD…
We want our food to be good – for the farmers, for the producers, for the animals, for the land, and for your palate. That’s why we aim to only buy organic or best practice, local, sustainable and fair trade products. Below is some of our current suppliers (the number of miles from us is listed in brackets after each name).
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